Sunday, September 23, 2012

Vision 2047: Healthcare Technology Revolution for South Asia

It is a great challenge of the 21st century to provide the best possible universal health care at the lowest possible cost. It's in fact a dual challenge. While aging and obesity related diseases are the dominant concern in the West, there is continuing worry about more basic issues of hygiene, vaccination, nutrition and access to health care professionals in the developing world. What is common between these two is the increasing reliance on technology.

Technologies ranging from new toilets, water purification, bio-fortification, diagnostics and computing and communication to nano-biotechnology and bioengineering are being developed and deployed to prevent and fight all kinds of diseases around the world. In this show we will discuss the current state of health care and go into how these efforts are proceeding.

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